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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
521 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
521 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...Red Flag Warning this afternoon and evening for the southwest
colorado valleys...

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A southward moving cold front will stall along the north slopes of
the San Juan Mountains today. South of the front, gusty southwest
winds will combine with very low relative humidity values and dry
vegetation to create critical fire weather conditions. As a
result, a Red Flag Warnings is in effect for the southern valleys
in southwest Colorado this afternoon and early evening.

North of the cold front, expected scattered to numerous showers
and thunderstorms through tonight. Outflow wind gusts from passing
storms could exceed 50 mph with brief heavy rain and small hail
possible. Unsettled weather is expected to continue through the
overnight hours.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Passing weather disturbances will bring a chance for showers and
thunderstorms each afternoon and evening through early next week.
Some snow will be possible Friday night and Saturday across the
northern and central mountains in western Colorado. Gusty outflow
winds, small hail and brief heavy precipitation will be possible
with the stronger storms.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


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